Employer Tools and Resources

Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers

IEC-BC has produced Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers to assist them to more effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes refugees.

Employer Tip Sheets: Onboarding Refugees

A series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees are now available from IEC-BC.

Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for Canadian Employers

A new resource is now available for Canadian employers looking to recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes refugees.

How to Assess and Select the Best Immigrant Talent

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to assess and select the best immigrant talent.

How to Create Effective and Inclusive Job Descriptions

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to create effective and inclusive job descriptions.

How to Effectively Create a Welcoming Workplace and Successfully Integrate New Employees

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will how to effectively create a welcoming workplace and successfully integrate new employees.

How to Source Qualified Immigrant Talent

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to source qualified immigrant talent.

Why Hiring Immigrant Talent is Good for Business

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn why hiring immigrant talent is good for business.

IEC-BC Webinars

IEC-BC regularly offers free webinars to provide additional learning opportunities to employers and boost their capacity to find, hire and retain skilled immigrant talent.

Integrating and Retaining International Trained Workers

Watch this video to learn what it takes to integrate and retain internationally trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity

How to Prepare for a Diverse Workforce

Watch this video to learn what preparations are needed to create diversity in the workplace provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity

How to Create a Culturally Inclusive Work Environment

This tip sheet offers strategies to help seamlessly integrate new immigrants into your organization, foster a stronger corporate culture, reduce turnover, and tap into a new world of ideas.

A Manager’s Guide to Reasonable Accommodation

“In the employment context, reasonable accommodation refers to the steps an employer must take to modify employment requirements, rules or policies that would otherwise be considered to be discriminatory under the Code.

Why Hire International Trained Workers?

Watch this video to learn why you should hire international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity

Assessing and Selecting of International Trained Workers

Watch this video to learn how to assess and select international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity

How to Assess Skills and Negotiate Competencies

In this  tip sheet we provide you with some ideas on how to assess experience, skills and competencies of skilled immigrants easily and effectively.

Diversity at Work Toolkit

Find lots of great tips and advice on what to do and look for when finding immigrant talent from WorkBC’s toolkit  “Booklet 4 – Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants”.

Mastering the Job Interview Process

The Surrey Board of Trade’s HR Solutions for Immigrant Talent Series has created this  toolkit for Mastering the Job Interview Process.

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit – Screening Applications

Human Resources Management Assocation (HRMA) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a   tips on Screening Applications.

Hiring Assessment Toolkit – Employer Guide for Hiring New Canadians and Immigrants Occupation: Underground Miner

This  Employer Guide Toolkit is one of two, designed for employers in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors.

Canada-British Columbia Job Grant Fact Sheet

View this one-page fact sheet about the Canada-British Columbia Job Grant, a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the

Recruitment: Finding International Trained Workers Potential to Prosperity

From the Canadian Foundation for Economic’s Potential to Prosperity, watch their educational video “Recruitment: Finding Internationally Trained Workers”.

Finding Pre-Screened Immigrant Talent

SkillsInternational.ca is an online tool that features pre-screened, internationally educated professionals who have the skills you need.

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent.

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit – Screening Tool

Human Resources Management Assocation (HRMA) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a Screening Tool.

Government Streams for Hiring Foreign Workers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) manages Canadian immigration programs, including these six programs for foreign workers seeking to come to Canada to live and work.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program is: Administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) now required, replacing Labour Market Opinion LMIA application should include: number of Canadians who applied for the job number of Canadians interviewed and why those were not hired confirmation that no Canadians will be laid-off or […]

Tips on Finding Immigrant Talent

This Tip Sheet on Finding Immigrant Talent provides ideas, skills and resources to attract and recruit immigrant talent.

Tools for Providing Support

By using the following strategies to support your new staff member, you can help her or him integrate and get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Improve English Skills

You’ve secured your immigrant talent; now how do you make the most of your new hire?

Tips on Hiring Immigrant Talent

Now that you’ve found your immigrant candidates, how do you easily assess their resumes? Interview them? Check their references? Offer them the job?

Tips for Screening Resumes

Below are tips on screening resumes that will help in the assessment of new immigrant applications.

Assessing Professional Credentials

Why review professional credentials?

Assessing Language Proficiency

Why test language proficiency?

Assessing International Experience

Why assess international experience?

Assessing Academic Credentials

Why assess academic credential equivalency?

Organizations That Can Help

Many organizations in your community work with immigrants to ensure they are job ready.

Assessing Resumes of New Canadians

Resumes come in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of different content expectations depending on what positions your candidate has held, what industries they’ve worked in, and what countries they’ve gained their experience in.

How to Conduct Culturally-Savvy Interviews

Communication Use immigrant-friendly language and allow for differences in communication styles.

Places to Advertise Job Openings

The following are places employers can advertise job openings.  Wherever you decide to post, be sure to keep the language simple (avoid jargon) and make the posting as welcoming to new immigrants as possible.

Creating Barrier-Free Job Descriptions

Update job descriptions Use barrier-free job descriptions to attract top immigrant talent.

Making mentorship work at Telus – A conversation with Cindy LaPorte

TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with more than 43,000 employees.

Mentoring helps new Canadian land prime job

When Olga Metelscaia emigrated from Eastern Europe she fully expected to find work as an engineer.

Onboarding Syrian Refugees: A Toolkit for Employers

If you are looking to effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes Syrian refugees, IEC-BC's new resource is a must-read.

Mark Guppy – Making a Meaningful Difference Through Mentorship

Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand.

What is the cost of not hiring global talent?

Build the business case for inclusion and recognize the return on investing in immigrant talent – these are just some of the recommendations from IEC-BC’s  2016 Employer Forum report, which was released on April 18.